History

Hand Crafted Chocolate Enjoyed By Generations

The Hebert legacy began in 1917 when a young Frederick Hebert purchased a copper kettle, knife, table, thermometer, and a slab of marble for the meager sum of $11. Over the next three decades Mr. Hebert tirelessly handcrafted chocolates and caramels in his own kitchen, selling his creations through small neighborhood stores in central Massachusetts. As demand for the rich flavor and velvety smooth texture of Hebert's chocolates grew rapidly throughout the region, Hebert looked to expand.

In 1946, Hebert purchased a Tudor Style mansion on Route 20 in Shrewsbury. The building, affectionately known as the Candy Mansion, became the first roadside retail confectionary operation in the United States and is still home to all Hebert operations today.

Always seeking the finest ingredients to perfect his recipes, Mr. Hebert introduced white chocolate to the United States in 1956 after tasting "white coat" candies while in Europe. White chocolate became mainstay in America as a result of Mr. Hebert's discovery.

Hebert has always thrived on its high-quality products. Throughout the second half of the century the company opened a dozen candy mansions in New England, securing the Hebert name as a regional favorite for men and woman, and boys and girls alike. The Hebert experience is universal: Everyone can enjoy great chocolates.

From humble beginnings to New England staple, Hebert is still committed to the same passion for handcrafted excellence that Frederick Hebert introduced nearly a century ago.
 
OUR HISTORY
Handcrafted chocolates
enjoyed by generations.
The Hebert legacy began in 1917 when a young Frederick Hebert purchased a copper kettle, knife, table, thermometer, and a slab of marble for the meager sum of $11. Over the next three decades Mr. Hebert tirelessly handcrafted chocolates and caramels in his own kitchen, selling his creations through small neighborhood stores in central Massachusetts. As demand for the rich flavor and velvety smooth texture of Hebert's chocolates grew rapidly throughout the region, Hebert looked to expand.

In 1946, Hebert purchased a Tudor Style mansion on Route 20 in Shrewsbury. The building, affectionately known as the Candy Mansion, became the first roadside retail confectionary operation in the United States and is still home to all Hebert operations today.